PROTECT THE INTERNET|
Open Access Protest at the FCC -- July 27, 2000
|We are organizing a demonstration on July 27 to protest the FCC Chairman William Kennard's refusal to mandate Open Access of cable broadband platforms.
Here is a background paper for the protest (by the Center for Media Education). For more information on the Open Access debate, see the links posted below.
Cisco 1999 White Paper: "Controlling Your Network - A Must for Cable Operators."
|| Thursday, July 27 from 12-1 pm.|
|| Outside the Federal Communications Commission building, 445 12th St, SW, Washington, DC 20554.|
Metro Directions: From the Smithsonian Metro stop (Blue/Orange Line), exit from the 12th St./ Independence Avenue exit. Proceed south on 12th St. for approx. 3 blocks (past the Department of Agriculture and across Maryland Ave.). The FCC building will be on your right.
|| Vergil Bushnell|
Some call it open access. Some call it forced access."
FCC Chairman William
Kennard, December 16, 1999. |
"Chairman Kennard said he would take AT&T Chief
Michael Armstrong at his word that AT&T is
committed to the open tradition of the Internet."
FCC press release,
June 15, 1999.
"Chairman Kennard believes it is not necessary to regulate open access
to cable systems because the market is young and still
Letter to the Editor by Deborah A. Lathen, Chief, FCC Cable Services
Bureau. New York Times. August 25, 1999.